Saint John Has A Toronto Raptors Connection!
The Toronto Raptors will make their first-ever appearance in the NBA Finals tonight when they hit the hardwood against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
Golden State is seeking its third NBA championship in a row., They’ve made the NBA Finals five consecutive years
What an upset that would be if Toronto won! They’re pegged as the underdogs.
So what is the Port City connection?
Harbour Station was the home of the Raptors first loss!
The Toronto was a new team in the NBA back in 1995, and to promote the team, they went on a nation wide tour for a number of pre season exhibition games, their first stop was in Halifax where the Raptors had their very first win ever over Philidelphia! Saint john was the next stop on October 16 1995, and in front of a sold out 6,297 fans, the Raptors had their very first loss to the 76ers, 121-93.